Even though limited to five tracks, the EP shows off a wide range of flavors. The title track,which features Ben Folds, Talib Kweli, and Spree Wilson, has got a Wyclef Jean / Fugees feel to it which continues on into the next cut as well, Wild West. Novel gets a little funky on the third song Damn, sounding a lot like the artist who goes by a lot of different names and symbols, Prince. Somehow he gets a little twangy on Sista (even adding some harmonica for good measure - probably my least favorite of the five), and then closes up shop with Fly Away, which features KnivezOut., which turns heavenward, with a gospel chorus feel to it that makes me think of Moby's song Hymn (This Is My Dream).
The EP shows a lot of promise, and I'll be looking forward to the full length next year. Here's the title cut for you to check out on your own.
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